FOUR ELEMENTS PHOTO CHALLENGE

Four Elements Photo Challenge

Erin of Erins Big World Blog has challenged me to the Four Elements Photo Challenge. I am to post four photos that illustrate the elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth.   Stop by Erins Big World check out her photos and her applesauce recipe mmmm.       https://erinsbigworld.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/four-elements-photo-challenge/     I hope you enjoy my selections.

 AIR

Air is filled with messages (2)

The sun warms

Messages written

In faith

The words free

Fly to their destination

FIRE

fire on the water

A waterfall of fireworks

Reflect a false heat

Upon the water

WATER

water fun

Summer Ravers Rollick

On waves which ripple and

Sparkle with the kiss of the sun

EARTH

earth tufa cave 1

Tufa, fresh water rock

Sediment of limestone deposits – its’ creation

Crevices carved by fresh water

Hold secrets for the imagination

Copyright  Cheryle 2015

In order to share and spread the fun I nominate the following four blogs, people I have met through Photography 101,  to participate in the challenge:   Their photos speak to me each in their own  unique and inspiring way.

Christina of From My Horizon   https://christinapictures.wordpress.com/

Karen of Expressing My Vision    https://expressingmyvision.wordpress.com/

Cynthia M Voss of https://cynthiamvoss.wordpress.com/about/

Richard Gessford of    https://rgessford.wordpress.com/about/

The Challenge:

Post four photos that illustrate the elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth.  The added poetry is part of the challenge criteria.  I added that feature on my own.

This is supposed to be fun.  Don’t worry if you are unable to participate or to nominate four other bloggers.

DAY 2 – BLOGGING U – WRITING 101

A VIEW FROM A WINDOW

The prompt for Day Two – “If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?”

I would jump into the 1974 drivers’ seat of what I call my cabin, wiggle my little nose.

POOF!                 10351250_10152442787311280_6509159616268359082_n[1]         I am on the road just outside of the “Bella Pacifica Campground” Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

I draw in a big deep breath of relaxation and anticipation.  Driving past the camp office, my heart jumps with delight, while my nose twitches at the unfamiliar fresh scents of salt, sand and seaweed.

Slowly I back into campsite 108.  I scan both the ocean and the forest, a place of bliss and solitude.  The whisper of the tall cedar trees as they caress each other and the splash of the waves as the salty water breaks against the sandy beach greet me in unison.

I selected this site because it is the furthest site from the entrance and at the far end of the campground road.  Private, isolated and perfect for an introvert wishing to celebrate the sunshine, forest and ocean spray.

Leaving the unpacking and organizing until later, I walk down to the beach, kick off my runners and slide my socks onto the rocks on the edge of the sand.

Stepping forward, my foot sinks into the white granular crystals.  I can hear the ahhhhh my toes sigh when the sand warmed by the sun envelopes them.  I almost drop down and make a sand angel, I am so happy to be here.  Heel, toes, heel, toes, heel, toes – curl the sand between the foot pad and the toes.  The sand gently scrubs my feet, the skin feels brand new.

At the lintel, the sand is wet, cold and packed.  The imprints of my heels are deep, gathering seawater.  The tidal water rushes forward freezing my feet right up to the ankles.  I jump back with a squeal.  I land in the dry warm sand. Oh heavenly bliss!

Cheryle – April 7, 2015

DAY 1 – BLOGGING U – WRITING 101 – FREEWRITING

Wow!  20 minutes flew by.  I wrote for 35 minutes and wrote only 2 paragraphs.  I did edit and rearrange, but still!  So much time so few words.     In any case,  here is my offering for Day 1.

FREEWRITING –  BLOGGING U – WRITING 101 – 1st Assignment

Yesterday, I visited a new friend.   She greeted me warmly, welcoming me graciously into her home.  To celebrate the spring season, I brought her a small pot daffodils.  I had carefully selected this plant, for only a few of its’ flowers were in bloom.  I wanted to make sure she had an abundance of consecutive yellow blossoms to enjoy.

She invited me into her living room.  It burgeoned with plants, both living and silk.  Her green thumb had grown trees, ferns, philodendrons, ivy’s, lipsticks plants and a multitude of greenery I could not name.  It was early in the day, the morning sun shone brightly through the south facing windows reflecting its light on the various leaves and fronds, making the room warm and cozy. Sitting low amoung the plants and pots was a faux log fountain, gently burbling a sense of the forest into the plant filled room.

Cheryle April 5, 2015